Building a Deck

It’s about long term Building Efficiency and Safety!

Deck construction is considered an addition to a home and therefore requires permits and inspections in order to ensure that it is safe for your enjoyment. We encourage you to review our compliance guidelines for decks before applying for a permit.

 

 

Building Codes

 

Your deck will require a building permit. If you deck will feature a hot tub, spa, or other permanent electric-powered component, you will also need an electrical permit. If your deck will feature running water, such as a sink or gas line that feeds directly into a grill, you will also need a plumbing permit and/ or a mechanical permit. Please gather the appropriate construction documentation specified below and submit a building permit application  and an owner/contractor affidavit. After the building permit application is filed, if applicable, have your licensed electrician submit and electrical permit application and/or have your licensed plumber submit a plumbing permit application. For an Electrical Permit check with your local provider.

Permit Process

Many factors affect the speed with which your application(s) are approved. For Best results, it is critical that you carefully review your application and design documents prior to submission to ensure that all necessary documents are included and that the design is compliant with county code. Normally, permits can be issued within 1 business day if the application is complete, accurate, and code-compliant.

 Construction Document Requirements

Submitted documents must contain sufficient information for the plan reviewer to be able to review the proposed construction.

  • Site Plan
  • Location of the proposed structure
  • Measurements from the proposed structure to each property line
  • Location of any existing structures
  • Location of existing/proposed driveway(s)
  • Location of all utilities and septic lines
  • Road Name

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Inspections:

Your deck will require a series of inspections throughout the building process. At a minimum, your deck will require the following inspections:

  1. 1. Footing
  2. 2. Framing
  3. 3. Final

*Framing and Final inspections can be performed during the same visit provided the deck is a minimum of 48″ above grade. Features such as electricity for a hot tub or plumbing for running water or a direct-feed gas line to a grill will require scheduling an inspections. Once it is called in, your inspection will be set up for the following day.

 

Fees

Fees are based on the total cost of finished construction. Fee Sheet

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ONLY, Checks,Cash or Money Orders are accepted.

Regular office hours: Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4pm. Phone calls after 4:00pm must leave a message. Completed permit application are accepted until 4:00 pm.